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Pride & Joy Mild Ale - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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2,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,152
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 75
Gots: 236 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001

A smooth, medium-bodied session beer with bright citrus hop aroma and finish. Our interpretation of an American Mild Ale.

42 IBU
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Ratings: 2,152 | Reviews: 696
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a burnt amber color with a traslucent clarity. Solid finger of head. Good retention with a bit of lacing as it recedes.

S- light toasty malts with a soft fine grain aroma hits the nose at first. Leafy green smelling hops with a slight green tea aroma. Iced tea aromas round out the finish.

T- starts out with an earthy tone with an herbal hoppiness! Toasted malts in the middle with a hint of sweetness. Finishes with an iced tea like flavor and a subtle grain flavor.

MF- slick smooth mouthfeel with a light bodyand average carbonation.

D- refreshing and very drinkable just not something that is going to bowl you over.

Photo of titosupertramp
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy dark orange. A little less than a finger of white head. Good amounts of sticky lacing and a thin film.

S: Smell is sweet and crisp. Orange and grapefruit hops with a little lemon. Malts seem sweet to me as well.

T: Just what you'd expect from the nose. Really nice citrus tastes...sweet orange, bitter grapefruit and zesty lemon. Sweet, bready malts are present to keep the malts in check. Just a faint taste of cinnamon at the end.

M: For a smaller beer, this has a decent body to it. Coats the mouth with a nice after taste.

O: I really like Pride & Joy. Granted I haven't had many mild ales so I may have graded this a bit high, but this really over exceeded my expectations...wish I would've grabbed an entire six pack of this.

Photo of nerdrocker101
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light shade of orange. The two finger head is foamy and off-white. Only a slight aroma of citrus and floral hops. The hops deliver more with a taste. Nuances of lemon citrus and light pine notes. A bit of malty sweetness provides a nice balance. The body is on the lighter side. Very refreshing and inviting.

Photo of gatornation
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a light golden honey color with an off white head mostly clear
S- was light citrus with bread and malts some grains
T- was a slight bitter taste of lemon/citrus hops with a caramel/malt background,some grassy and citrus taste are present
M- was crisp with medium carbonation,a touch of bitterness
O- a session PA with slight above average tastes if available in sixers i would buy it now and then..its pretty good

Photo of Jammies
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber with an inch of foam. Retention is just ok and pretty decent lacing.

S- sweet smell with a faint grassy and citrusy smell.

T- slightly grassy and bitter

M- extremely light and thin.

O- great session beer. Slightly bitter and not too heavy. Delicious.

Photo of 7ate9
1.68/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

pours a huge billowing, foamy head...something is amiss. color seems fine.

Smell is almost not there but what is there is a bit of sweet malt and some slight pickle.
Tastes like seltzer with a lingering aspirin-like bitterness on the finish.
Carb is good. Crisp. Feels fine.
I'm guessing this one had been sitting on the shelf for a long time. Not that I would know it when I bought it, as FFF has no freshness info. Even fresh, their beers just don't do it for me, and never knowing how old the beer is that I'm buying seals the deal. I'm done.

Photo of Azurescens
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 6/25/11.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with off-white head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: The aroma is fantastic, sweet pale and caramel malts with grapefruit, citrus and other fruity hops.

T: Malt and hops are a lot lighter than on the nose. Starts off bitter with some pale malt, the bitterness fades revealing some sweet caramel and citrus notes.

M: Crisp, moderately carbonated with a medium-light body.

O: Another solid beer from Three Floyds, perfect beer to sip on this hot summer day.

Photo of chicagoabbot
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter...I always say this is my least favorite of the 3Fs that go into 6ers, but I'm not sure if that's really the case in my heart because I seem to finish my supply of P&J faster than all of the others except AK. It's sort of like a baby sister to AK, a less hoppy and lighter pale ale. If you judge this as basically being that sort of brew, a light beer version of their flagship, it's a shining success. So drinkable, so good. Classic 3Fs hop profile, understated, with a refreshing and sweet malt backing it. Super clean and refreshing. Great for washing down a cheeseburger or pretty much anything.

Photo of Preismj
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: nice amber color with tons of fizz. Monster head that has a nice tight foam for a few minutes and then loosens up but doesn't really go away. The little that retreats leaves a nice lacing. Looks watery, but at least has enough carbonation to it to be crisp and refreshing.

s: tons of sweetness letting loose from this. I can smell my glass from 2 feet away. Nice and potent which is great to see in a pale ale. The sweetness is of caramel and cupcakes with a nice summer aroma or flower and touches of citrus. tremendous nose on this pale.

t: very mild...very very mild. this tastes the most of flower and tiny hints of citrus. I am surprised I got so much sweet malt on the nose, but the taste is more hop...though there isn't very much of that flavor. Given the nose, I am disappointed in the taste as it isn't as strong as I'd have liked to back up that delicious scent. there is a bit sweetness in the tail end here which is a bit like cake when it mixes with the bready beer taste, and then a final push of bitterness....though mostly this tastes like how old flower water smells.

m: not nearly as crisp as it should be. It has a ton of carbonation releasing in the glass and a huge head...so i guess all the fizz is gone right when you pour it. Finishes bitter and leaves the mouth dry. Not as thin as it looks.

o: A good pale, but sad the high point is the nose as I'd rather drink a pale than sit and smell it...and I'd want to drink lots of them. I could have a few of these here and there, but I'd want something with more pop in the flavor. Perhaps this would be much better sitting next to a pool on a very very very hot day.

Photo of ADTaber
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz btl poured into a 3 Floyd’s pint glass – no date on the btl

A: pours a slightly hazy orangish yellow with a 1 finger white head that dissolves to a thin layer and leaves a small amount of lacing

S: citrus, pine, and floral hops a hint of sweet fruit and malt

T: mild citrus and pine hoppy bitterness, yeasty/bready malt, not very complex

MF: light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp yet smooth finish

O: very drinkable, flavors are not very complex, kind of tastes like a muted version of Alpha King (tasted these beers side by side)

Photo of willyc
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was excited about this mild ale but was a little bit let down own it. Even though it is flavor foward mild ale, which is a style I only have a few to compare with, it did little for me. Don't get me wrong it was good just not very rememberable. A little fruit and caramel it was enjoyable, and I know it is a session beer and it is well done. I just don't think I'll get another six pack for a few months. Good day.

Photo of kaips1
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle into a sam a perfect pint

This is next to a lake Erie monster is darker, with a nice deep copper penny color. The nose does subtle attacks of citrus and brings thoughts of how good the taste will be. The taste isn't the hoppy bomb I thought I might get but then again it wasn't supposed to be. There is some good citrus hop in the front. The mouthfeel is full of tingly life, lots of carbonation. Overall it's pretty awesome for a hot summer day with a seasonable beer done in 3 Floyd standards. I could drink this all day or night.

Photo of OnThenIn
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Small, tight, off-white head that rests on top of a slightly hazy, darker copper body.

S: The citrus hop aroma is rather dominant and delicious smelling.

T: The taste starts out rather sweet and is then followed by a grapefruit and general citrus fruit hop flavor, as well as a little bit of bitter bite.

M: The body is kinda thin and the carbonation is slightly light.

D: The beer is surprisingly not as drinkable as is desired due to the style of the beer.

Photo of richkrull
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden color with lots of fluffy beige head on it.

Smell is pretty faint. Not picking up much.

Taste is fairly balanced. Good hop flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall this is a really good beer. I enjoyed it and would definitely drink it again.

Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pride & Joy pours out as a dark orange color almost a light brown, The body is a little cloudy cutting down on the clarity of the brew. The head was pretty good looked thick and white and laced the glass nicely. The smell of the beer had a good balance of hops and malts on the nose, it also had a bit of a yeast aroma coming off it too. The taste of the beer was soft and had a good amount of malt in the flavor. The bitterness come though in the end with the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth and medium bodied. Overall It's a very nice brew but probably my least favorite of the 3 Floyd's year round releases.

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pleasing amber color with a 1/4" head that doesn't last very long.

S: Mild floral notes and a touch of pine.

T: More hop-forward than I'd expect of a mild, but decently balanced.

M: good carbonation, nice clean bitter finish

O: nice, solid, drinkable beer. Would probably drink it regularly if it were distributed here.

Photo of Northsider
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Fountainhead Chicago.

I thought this was a different style, so I was surprised to taste the hoppiness in this. The hops and bitterness wasn't overpowering as I've experienced with other pale ales, but it was definitely noticeable and distracting. Taste was that of grapefruit and pine (?). Very smooth and drinkable beer, but not my style and the hops to my taste buds are just too funky. I recommend this for pale ale lovers and hopheads, but not to people like me who don't care for them.

Photo of dmfrench
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Spiced zesty apple APA, like a better SNPA

A: Pretty, hazy, deep pumpkin orange body with a somewhat persistent one finger off white head. A bit too much yeast particulate for me, but not off putting. At least I know it's real.

S: Floydian. Grapefruit and oily weed. Sweet spiced caramel and just a hint of banana balance the hops well. Aroma didn't stick around too long after the pour, however.

T: Rich, acidic, resinous hops greet you up front, being extremely clear but not overly potent. Zesty apple flavor comes to the forefront, reminiscent of SNPA, but bigger. Malt flavors take a back seat, but you can appreciate the creaminess and sweetness they provide.

M: Medium light body, well carbonated, with a pleasant fine grained texture.

Photo of beerpirates
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

 beeragent ( New Braunfels, Texas )

A / 4.3  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

12 oz bottel Poured into my struise glass

A - The beer poured a medium gold / light amber colour forming a creamy 1/2 inch head that quickly faded. Small spots of lace on the glass.

S - Dominant aroma of citrusy hops along with a noticeable caramel malt presence.

T - Very well balanced between the hops and malts. Nice citrusy hop flavor up front, blending into a smooth caramel malt finish.

M - Light bodied. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Smooth without
the sharp hop finish.

D - light mouthfeel. I could drink this all night. There
is no doubt, this is a good sessionable pale ale.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from notes on 3.19.11

A - Pours a darker orange color with a nice off-white, creamy head.

S - Clean, very floral and pleasant.

T - Grapefruit, and a nice carmel malty.

D - Very smooth and easy drinking. Very floral, but not sweet.

O - overall, I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of mdvatab
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle
No born on date (per standard Three Floyds practice)

Aroma: Almost like a toned-down Alpha King aroma. Light herbal piney hops on the front. Multi-grain malt on the exhale. A very subtle sulphur note is also present.

Appearance: Somewhat hazy golden-amber clover honey-colored body. One-fingered off-white head collapses slowly.

Flavor: Tart, lemony hop and yeast profile up front. Dry maltiness w/ a touch of honey sweetness, and a light woody, almost cedar-like flavor on the finish. Mild bitterness appears briefly at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp sting from carbonation as the beer hits the tip of the tongue. Light tartness and bitterness of the beer is slightly drying on the tongue.

Overall: Definitely pleasantly different from what I'd anticipated--even after smelling the aroma. A unique FFF take on the mild style. A very sessionable warm weather ale. Who says that summer beer has to mean golden lager?

Photo of Avagadro
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to aasher for hooking me up with this one.

A: Pride and Joy has the same color as iced tea, and is topped by an impressively frothy head. It boasts significant murkiness, and has great head retention.

S: The hops are quite upfront in this bouquet, with grapefruit pushing past the toasty malt notes.

T: Light and dry, with a great toasty/carmel malt base and a well balanced hop profile. This is definitely a dangerously sessionable brew.

M: Light, effervescent, and clean on the finish.

O: Definitely a great brew. I am happy that BA went with this brew's proper style; and APA. This doesn't come close to any Mild I've had, but is great as an APA. I'm very happy I was able to try this delightful draught.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A lovely clouded amber body with small tan/yellow head

S - Creamy citrus, grapefruit. Not a lot to it.

T - sweet fruit, dry hops, a bit spicy. There's something very intriguing here that I recognize but can't quite put my finger on.

M - Nice and light on the palate, smooth, drying.

O (D) - Really a very interesting beer. It's not great tasting, but it's complex and intriguing which absolutely counts for something.

Photo of pmarlowe
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

Pours light gold with two fingers of pure white foam. Minimal lacing. Fragrant citrus hop nose with very mild malt presence; mango and tropical fruit as it warms. Taste is the same, with a nice crispness and very slight bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is medium-high, appropriate for the style. Overall, really tasty and highly drinkable beer which manages to be light but still flavorful. I can see this as a fantastic palate cleanser for Indian or Thai food. Great stuff.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can never find this in singles, and I don't really want to pay $12+ for a six-pack. Luckily, I found it at Chumley's in Broadripple, IN. Had to ask for a glass, though. It's a little disappointing for a bar that's supposed to be a craft beer destination in Indy - but that's beside the point. Here's what I thought of the beer:

A: A hazy golden brown; darker and thicker than a PA usually turns out. The foamy white head fades pretty quickly, but the thickness of the body still gives it that full-bodied look.

S: Ultra-hoppy! Excellent. Bright cherry and lemon/lime notes abound, although not from malts. It's probably just a wide variety of hops making their appearances.

T: Perfectly refreshing. Hops are light on the palate, leaving the finish more crisp than dry. The barley doesn't exactly bring balance, because the hops are so mellow; they do, however, give it an organic freshness. It all comes together with an earthiness that I didn't think was possible with such a light beer. Well done!

M: Just carbonated enough to keep the experience light with out drawing too much attention away from the palate.

O: Hell yeah! Now THIS is a session beer! Next time when I'm out, I definitely won't hesitate to get a sixer.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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